Former Uttar Pradesh (UP) chief minister Kalyan Singh appointed New Governor of Rajasthan. Centre government named four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for the Raj Bhavans in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa. Gujarat speaker Vajubhai Vala has been appointed governor of Karanatka, where H R Bharadwaj had completed his tenure recently, while former union minister C Vidyasagar Rao will take the place of K.Shankaranarayanan, who quit as governor of Maharashtra on Sunday after he was shunted to Mizoram and former BJP Mahila Morcha president Mridula Sinha in Goa. The 82-year-old presided over Uttar Pradesh when Hindu mobs razed the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992. A committed RSS worker, Kalyan Singh parted ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party following differences with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
About Kalyan Singh: Kalyan Singh, born was born on 5 January 1932. He has served three terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and was appointed Governer of Rajasthan on 26th August 2014. Kalyan Singh is known as a Hindutva hardliner and his role in the Babri Masjid demolition was controversial. A committed RSS worker, Kalyan Singh parted ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party following differences with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Belonging to the backward Lodh caste, he left the BJP for the first time in December 1999 and returned to it in January 2004. Before the Lok Sabha election of 2009, he again left the BJP and joined forces with the Samajwadi Party. He contested from Etah as an independent and won. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, he buried his differences with then party president Rajnath Singh and returned to the BJP yet again.